5 News relaunches on Monday 8th November, bigger and bolder with the launch of an hour-long edition.
The programme will be presented by Sian Williams and Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije and run from 5pm to 6pm. It’s produced by ITN.
5 News will continue its boldness to lead on different stories to other news programmes by engaging viewers on a local level with a live team deployed across the UK.
For the first time on a daily news programme, viewers will be able to WhatsApp the presenters directly on 07555 500 501. It will give the programme a stronger link with the audience and inform the stories it covers.
The new-look 5 News will also include a regular segment with Sian Williams looking at mental health and well-being. Sian has 15 years’ experience in this area and has recently passed a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, having spent three years delivering psychological therapy in the NHS and other areas.
Editor, Cait FitzSimons said: “5 News tells the stories that matter most to Britain. Our new look show is dedicated to increasing our stories from around the UK. It’s a commitment to hearing how the decisions taken in Westminster filter down to towns and cities – and a chance for us to find the stories that aren’t being covered by other news programmes.”
Daniel Pearl, Commissioning Editor, Unscripted, at Channel 5, said: “Everything about 5 News is getting bigger – more investment, more space and more time is being given to the stories that matter and, crucially, our audience...
The extended format is packed full of elements designed to engage and inform our viewers. Importantly, we will have a connective thread between Channel 5’s main news and current affairs programmes, with 5 News reflecting the pace and energy of ‘Jeremy Vine’ each weekday.”